Along with schools offering world-class education to students, Kodaikanal also has a number of reputed colleges for students keen on pursuing higher studies in Kodaikanal.

Kodai International Business School


One of the well known residential B-schools in India, Kodai International Business School is located in the American University of India Campus in Kodaikanal. It boasts of an extensive campus with top-class facilities and is affiliated to the Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. Courses offered are MBA, MCA, BBA, BCA, B.Com and a 2 year PGDM program in association with All India Management Association (AIMA).
Apart from world class infrastructure and latest teaching methodologies, students are also given facilities for various indoor and outdoor games and access to a well equipped recreation room and library.

Mother Teresa University

Mother Teresa University is a public university for women offering both regular and long distance courses. Situated amidst the Palani Hills, it was established in the year 1984 by the enactment of Tamil Nadu Act 15. There are 16 departments in the University offering variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses to women. Dedicated to educating women, it also provides distance education as well as hostel facility for regular students. The University aims towards personality development and education for women and their gainful employment in the future.

Kodaikanal Christian College


Beautifully located amongst the hills, this self-financing autonomous college was founded in the year 1983 by Dr. Samuel Abraham Trust. This college offers many undergraduate and postgraduate courses in sciences and arts and is affiliated to the Madurai Kamaraj University. At a height of 7,000 feet, this residential institute endeavours to provide education that nourishes the mind as well as the soul. It believes in imparting value-based education to create better citizens for tomorrow.

Kodaikanal Institute of Technology

Kodaikanal Institute of Technology is affiliated to Anna University, Chennai and is an AICTE approved engineering college located in Kodaikanal. The college is fully residential and provides separate hostels for girls and boys. Six different courses are available for the students to pursue, namely, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, information technology, computer science engineering, electronics and communication engineering and electrical and electronics engineering. To join this college, one has to either appear for GATE or JEE Main exam.